Originally Posted by AJStank
Is there a particular type of thermometer you'd recommend? I have a dial thermometer and a floating one but the floater reads boiling water 20-30 degrees low. My dial isn't super accurate either despite calibrating it. I'd appreciate any input. Thanks!
I've had good results with some cheap thermometers, and not-so-good results with more expensive thermometers, so price isn't always an indicator.
I used this one very sucessfully, until I dropped it one too many times: http://www.target.com/p/taylor-digital-thermometer-with-probe/-/A-533891
I checked it against "good" thermometers and it was always right on.
I currently have a Thermopen, and I love it. But it's about $75 more than that one!